How Not to Do Non-Binary Representation

Representation matters, but moreover, HOW you represent things matters!

The Flying Red Robot

In their continued quest to be as inclusive and diverse as possible, Marvel Comics introduced the new limited series New Warriors, coming soon-ish (presumably after the COVID-19 scare dies down). Marvel’s PR firm made a great deal of hyping up the all new diverse team, particularly the new and original non-binary hero. Sounds exciting, right?

This is what said non-binary hero looks like and is called:

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Yes, Snowflake (as in “special snowflake”) and their twin, Safespace.

Before we continue, I need to make one thing clear: I am an enby (non-binary person). I have a very complicated relationship with my gender (as well as sexuality, but I’m not going there right now), and tentatively consider myself bigender/demigender. This means that there are days when I feel happy with being my assigned gender (female), and other times when I wish I didn’t have a gender at all. (Without getting too…

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